Majettes hockey to play for fifth after powering past Mandan

GRAND FORKS — The Minot High School girls hockey team recovered after losing the programs 12th straight first round game at the state tournament.

The No. 5-seeded Majettes (14-11-0) jumped out to a 3-0 lead and went on to defeat No. 8-seeded Mandan (7-17-1) by a score of 5-2 Friday evening in the consolation round at the Olympic Arena in Grand Forks.

Minot High sophomore Dessa Flom recorded a hat trick and had an assist for four points. She now has an even 30 goals on the season with a team-high 42 points.

Flom scored the only goal of the first period with Kaya Shaw and Maggie Sem picking up the assists.

Shaw was then on the receiving end of a Flom assist for the second goal 3:41 into the second period. Sem also picked up her second assist.

Flom and Mandan’s Taley Davis both found the back of the net to make it 3-1 Minot after two periods.

Shaw scored her 15th goal of the season 9:17 into the final frame, assisted by Olivia Weisberg.

Two unassisted goals later in the third period, Mandan’s Hannah Peterson doing it the hard way and Flom getting an empty netter, pushed the final score to 5-2.

MHS freshman goaltender Amber Borkhuis only had to make eight saves, as the Majettes outshot the Braves 43-10.

The Majettes take on No. 7-seeded Dickinson for fifth place at state to end their season. That game is scheduled to be played at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Olympic Arena.

No. 1 Fargo North/South gets three-time defending champions No. 2 Bismarck in the state championship game. Puck drop for that contest is 5 p.m. this evening at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.